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While “age-appropriate dressing” may mean something a little different to each of us, there’s a common understanding about what kinds of clothes look right on folks of each generation. We’d probably do a double take if we saw an elderly grandma sporting skinny jeans, right?Those sort of cultural assumptions and norms were exactly the subjects that interested photographer Qozop, who capture
Photographer Qozop photographed generations swapping clothes in his series “Spring-Autumn.”
Photographer Qozop photographed generations swapping clothes in his series “Spring-Autumn.”qozop
Photographer Qozop photographed generations swapping clothes in his series “Spring-Autumn.”Today

While “age-appropriate dressing” may mean something a little different to each of us, there’s a common understanding about what kinds of clothes look right on folks of each generation. We’d probably do a double take if we saw an elderly grandma sporting skinny jeans, right?

Those sort of cultural assumptions and norms were exactly the subjects that interested photographer Qozop, who captured images of kids swapping clothes with their elder relatives. 

The photographer said the kids were more easily coaxed into swapping clothes – but this elder looks plenty comfortable in his new duds.Today

The series “Spring-Autumn” aims to help us “imagine a world where people of a certain age need not necessarily dress a certain way,” the artist told TODAY.com. “People should be able to wear what they want and have fun with clothes regardless of their age.”

He got the idea for the mirror-image shoot while considering the notion that Asia’s cultural beliefs are reflected in wardrobe choices, and it’s still possible to witness traditions and cultures through clothes even though the society is now largely westernized.

Shooting in Singapore, Qozop asked subjects to swap their gear and reproduce their poses from one photo to the next. “Once they had been photographed, they were often curious and amused to see themselves in their child's or grandchild's attire,” he said. “Some were so comfortable in their new getup that they joked that they wanted to remain in that attire for the rest of the day!”

Check out the rest of the images from the thought-provoking and sometimes giggle-worthy photo collection.

The younger generations’ wardrobe choices tended toward more daring options, whereas the older folks’ looks were more traditional.Today
A granddaughter swaps her youthful dress with her grandmother’s less form-hugging separates.Today
Even though Asian culture is now largely westernized, the photographer says, it’s still possible to witness expressions of tradition and culture through clothing choices.Today
Qozop said he was exploring age and identity issues of members of various generations by “literally placing them in the others’ shoes.\"Today
Photo subjects duplicated their poses from one photo to the next.Today

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter